The Five Greatest Ohio State Wide Receivers of All Time
In recent years, Ohio State has become known by fans and the media as "Receiver U" because of its many successful wide receivers.
While being overwhelmingly known for "three yards and a cloud of dust", Ohio State has also boasted its share of great wide outs, many of who have gone on to very successful NFL careers.
These are, in my view, the five greatest wide receivers to ever wear Scarlet and Grey.
No. 5 Michael Jenkins
Jenkins was a consistent deep threat during his years as a Buckeye. He finished his career in Columbus with 168 catches for 2,898 yards. More impressive was his 17.6 yard per catch average.
One of Jenkins' most memorable plays was a fourth down TD catch against Purdue in 2002, known as "Holy Buckeye!"
No. 4 Ted Ginn Jr.
Ted Ginn played for Ohio State between 2004 and 2006, and is remembered for his ability to get open on long pass plays and burn opposing defensive secondaries.
Ginn was also one of the most dynamic kick and punt returners in recent memory, and broke the Big Ten record for punt returns in 2004. Ginn had 125 catches for 1,943 yards and 15 TD's during his three seasons as a Buckeye.
No. 3 Santonio Holmes
Santonio Holmes is No. 3 on the list of Ohio State greats. Electing to forgo his senior season for NFL riches, Holmes had 243 catches for 2,295 yards as a Buckeye.
Holmes is currently with the Steelers, and was named the 2009 Super Bowl MVP.
No. 2 David Boston
Davis Boston was a three-year starter for Ohio State (1996-1998) and holds the record for most career receptions with 191.
Boston had 36 career TD catches and averaged 5.89 points per game as a Buckeye. His most memorable moment was his game winning TD catch in the 1997 Rose Bowl against Arizona State.
No. 1 Chris Carter
The greatest Ohio State receiver, Chris Carter is number one on this list for many reasons. Carter was the first Ohio State receiver to be named an All-American and caught a then then school record of 168 catches in his career.
Carter was one of the first true break-away receivers and hold exceptional statistics considering Ohio State was playing "Woody Ball" just five years earlier.